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  • Application Engineer ( Vehicle Software / Electrical)

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    # of Openings
    Architecture and Engineering (non-IT)
  • Overview

    XL Fleet is the leading developer and provider of simple, smart, sustainable fleet electrification solutions for the commercial vehicle market.  Our customers include transportation, municipal, and utility fleets.


    We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated leadership and excellence throughout their careers but are also excited about the prospect of creating positive change for our environment through the transformation of the fleet vehicle industry.  In return, we offer a fun work environment and the opportunity to enter a high‐growth startup company!


    XL is seeking an Applications Engineer (Software/ Electrical) to support engineering and service teams to maximize on road hybrid availability of XL product line.


    • Full time position in the Boston office with the Vehicle Firmware team
    • Excellent career opportunity to understand system level EV/ HEV controls
    • Opportunity to transition into automotive firmware development or systems engineering/integration support over time
    • Domestic (US) Travel required 10-30%



    Vehicle Diagnostics and Troubleshooting of customer vehicles

    • Be a liaison between Service and Engineering teams for customer service needs and lead root cause analysis of field failures of XL components with an eye towards recognizing trends in field failures.
    • Act as a “first point of contact” for the XL Service team in diagnosing and troubleshooting vehicle issues by leveraging XL’s data system
    • Cross functional team collaboration with mechanical, electrical and software teams to address customer issues.
    • Travel on-site if needed to address software/ firmware related requests.
    • Address upcoming production firmware support needs as XL expands its product line.

    Support Service Readiness

    • Maintain diagnostic tools to facilitate in field vehicle diagnostics and troubleshooting and upcoming production platforms. When necessary work with engineering to develop diagnostic tools or take hands on role in developing appropriate tools.
    • Leverage XL’s data system to observe incoming customer data and alert Service teams on potential service needs. Work closely with Service team to ensure they are prepared for the service visit.

    Firmware Development and documentation

    • Be capable of developing any special software/ firmware needed to troubleshoot in-field issues
    • Be capable of developing and implementing firmware fixes to address field issues
    • Work closely with vehicle firmware team to integrate software changes/ fixes in development pipeline for future firmware releases.
    • Work closely with service team to develop a searchable system to document issue-diagnosis-action for various in field software and electrical issues









    • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science
    • 2-4 years of professional experience (minimum) in validating embedded software and electrical systems
    • Programming skill in C, Java, Python. Extremely comfortable in understanding and modifying existing C code
    • Competence using electronic test equipment, Oscilloscopes, Power Analyzers, Voltage and Current probes, DMM.
    • Hands on experience working on automotive subsystems (powertrain, body, chassis)
    • Excellent system level troubleshooting skills for mechanical and electrical systems
    • Strong analytical and problem solving skills is a must.
    • Experience with data analysis tools and techniques.
    • Must have a self-starting, proactive and resourceful mindset.
    • Knowledge of Design of Experiments and Test Engineering.
    • Ability to work in a cross functional team to gather, assimilate requirements, diagnose problems and disseminate information to relevant stakeholders.
    • Broad understanding of PMAC motors, Li-Ion Batteries and Power Electronics
    • Application level understanding of vehicle ECU communications (CAN)

    Bonus Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of Solidworks, harnesses, connectors and high voltage assemblies
    • Experience working on FSAE, BAJA, Solar car teams


    At XL Hybrids we offer a competitive salary, meaningful stock ownership, 401K, health benefits.


    We are an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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